Photo-a-Day (Friday, 25th October, 2019)
Traffic lights, street lights, road signs, yellow lines, doesn’t it all look such a mess!
When I was a kid, where the shops are now was all pit waste down to Stanley Road and from there up the hill was cobble stones. Call me old fashioned but I would rather have it like that than the way it is now.
Good photo Ron. If someone asks you to meet them at "The shops in Aspull" everyone knows were they are.
It is astounding the number of signs you can see everywhere, poles with signs mounted on pavements meant for pedestrians...signs for people, signs for road users...signs for this & signs for that. They drive me crazy !
I'm surprised there's no Aldi or Lidle been built - Aspull seems to have escaped from them. How have they managed that? Westhoughton has gone from 1 supermarket to 4 in the last few years!
The clinic is the most important sign on this photo, not just because of the doctors but because they have toilets that you can use if you get caught short were theirs no bushes.
I have to confess Veronica that I love Lidl. The only store where you can buy a trombone and a turnip on the same trip.
Good grief Veronica! PLEASE don’t wish that on us.
Co-op just left of the photo!!
Hahaha indeed Poet!
Dtease give it time....they probably think Aspull is still Sleepy Hollows! We In Howfen never thought to see the day - Aldi and Lidl together!
Having said that on the openings, all the town turned out. I don't know whether the novelty has worn off or not.. I don't really frequent the stores- only now and again.
And left of the Co-op is a Barnardo's charity shop.
Never been in one yet. I only like quality supermarkets.
Helen of Troy sometimes there are not enough signs eg-which lane to be in white arrows on the road no good if there is a vehicle over them. Shevinton Clinic is tucked away behind a chemist and a school but no sign on the main road to show you where it is So sometimes signs are useful
Prefer to spend my money giving business to British owned supermarkets and the Co-op , even if they are a bit more expensive. Suspect the extra cost is offset by their food products at least being of better quality.
There's so many signs you can't read them all if you are driving! Eyes darting left,right and centre. You need eyes in the back of your head! Glad I don't drive anymore...
A bit of action here, Ron, while the gentle meander of the modest handrail leading upwards to the shopfronts appears in stark contrast to the downward surge of the, sometimes stressful, polished lovelies. Well Done!
Seen a lot more signs around than is on this photo.There is a Co-op just out of sight and also a Spar.Don't think Aspull needs an Aldi or a Lidl.
Fully agree with Janette.
Love this photo.
Lidl and / or Aldi would benefit Aspull.
Co-op doesn't quite cut it for me, boring shop - worse than Spar.
In the sinking crimson sun
They'll snow upon the field .
Fifteen red and bloody roses fought!
Pray they will not yield
Under the brutal Black onslaught.
Is this what progress means?
We had in our Council estate the same, we had the Top shops like the above, and the Bottom shops. We still have the Bottom but the Top died? This was fifty years ago.
We are going backwards to the point of despair.. Well for me at least.
The Wealth have it , The Wealth have it UNLOCK!
Don't care for Spar or the Co-op, get rid of Spar far too expensive!! Better still go to Middlebrook and take your pick! Then again it's dodging traffic....keep Aspull free.
Big quality supermarkets are cheaper that the convenient stores. never been in Aldi or Lidl they might be cheaper but i like quality brands.
I don't know, I'm not sure, in fact I'm only guessing really but, I think Alan only goes for quality.
I'm sure he does Dtease he always mentions 'quality' should we buy him some Quality Street for Christmas - have a whip round....but don't go to Lidl or Aldi for 'um...How about Fortnum and Mason?
Speaking of whips Veronica, do they still make Walnut Whips? I used to love those but I don't recall seeing any for sale recently.
Sorry don't eat sweets, I have a great body and high quality fitness.
I've seen quality Walnut Whips in M&S own brand Dtease... I wonder if walnuts are getting scarce..I haven't seen any Nestle ones come to think...no use having a whip-round then...
We all get the same quality medal when our time is up Alan.
Yawn...it's got boring yet again.
Your comments are the most boring and worse, mean spirited. I suppose your idea would be that folk should comment in less than half a dozen words because you can't keep up. That won't happen I'm afraid.
would not like to live there